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Gates, Susan M.; Baird, Matthew D.; Master, Benjamin K.; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R. – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research across the decades has confirmed that effective school leadership is associated with better outcomes for students and schools. A high-quality school leader affects dozens of teachers and hundreds or thousands of students. It is a pivotal role. From 2011 to 2016, The Wallace Foundation, through its Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI),…
Descriptors: Principals, Career Development, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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LaForce, Melanie; Zuo, Huifang; Ferris, Kaitlyn; Noble, Elizabeth – European Journal of STEM Education, 2019
Background: Over the past two decades, inclusive STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) high schools have emerged as one strategy for increasing and broadening participation in STEM majors and careers, particularly for currently underrepresented students in those fields. However, limited research has examined whether strategies…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
de Velasco, Jorge Ruiz; Gonzales, Daisy – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2017
California's alternative education options for youth vulnerable to dropping out of school have been established at different historical points and for different student age and target populations. For purposes of this brief, "alternative school" is defined as belonging to one of six legislatively authorized types of public (non-charter)…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Accountability, Comparative Analysis, Alignment (Education)
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium, 2015
The past few years have seen a persistent and consistent focus on Career Technical Education (CTE), including a particular focus on graduation requirements. This brief from Advance CTE highlights a few ways in which states are exploring embedding and elevating CTE programs, assessments and experiences within their statewide graduation…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Vocational Education, High Schools, High School Students
Powell, Allison; Watson, John; Staley, Patrick; Patrick, Susan; Horn, Michael; Fetzer, Leslie; Hibbard, Laura; Oglesby, Jonathan; Verma, Sue – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2015
In 2008, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) produced a series of papers documenting promising practices identified throughout the field of K-12 online learning. Since then, we have witnessed a tremendous acceleration of transformative policy and practice driving personalized learning in the K-12 education space. State,…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Conventional Instruction
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and the Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC) are strategies designed to improve how teachers teach and students learn. The designs encourage teacher collaboration and creativity and offer flexible frameworks for building lessons in all disciplines. Their purpose is to engage students to read challenging…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Educational Strategies, Educational Improvement, Instructional Design
College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, 2012
The CollegeKeys Compact[TM] is a national call to action to school districts, colleges and universities, state education agencies, and nonprofit organizations to identify, share and expand programs and practices that address the needs and challenges of low-income students and help them get ready for, get into and get through college. The College…
Descriptors: College Students, Low Income Groups, Economically Disadvantaged, First Generation College Students
Mattson, Beverly – Center on Instruction, 2011
One of the competitive priorities of the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top applications addressed science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). States that applied were required to submit plans that addressed rigorous courses of study, cooperative partnerships to prepare and assist teachers in STEM content, and prepare…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Competition, Federal Aid, Educational Improvement
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2010
A recent report on the impact of dual enrollment programs noted that "despite the popularity and growth of dual enrollment programs, little is known about their efficacy" (Karp, Calcagno, Hughes, Jeong, & Bailey, 2007). Furthermore, much of what is known tends to focus on "postsecondary"--full-time as opposed to part-time…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Nontraditional Education, College Credits, Colleges
Conley, David T.; McGaughy, Charis L.; Kirtner, Jody; van der Valk, Adrienne; Martinez-Wenzl, Mary Theresa – Online Submission, 2010
Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) researchers visited 38 public high schools around the United States in 2007 and 2008 with the goal of validating and operationalizing a definition of college readiness. Schools in the sample were selected because they were demonstrating success at enabling more students from underrepresented groups to…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, College Preparation, School Readiness
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Haycock, Kati; Hanushek, Eric A. – Education Next, 2010
Proposals to reauthorize No Child Left Behind seek to ensure "equitable" access to effective teachers. The U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top fund rewards state plans for "ensuring equitable distribution of effective teachers and principals" and for "ambitious yet achievable annual targets to increase the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Poverty, Federal Legislation, Compensatory Education
Goertz, Margaret E.; Massell, Diane – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2005
The study reviewed in this brief provides insight into how teachers and administrators in American public high schools are influenced by and attempt to address the problems posed by standards-based state accountability systems. The analysis builds upon earlier studies that used smaller and less representative samples of secondary schools,…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, Accountability, Academic Achievement
Monahan, A. C.; Wright, Robert H. – United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1913
The improvement of the rural schools of the United States is the most important school problem. The most important factor in their improvement must be better educated and better trained teachers. The education and training of teachers should always have some special reference to the work of the schools in which they are to teach. Therefore any…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Rural Education, Teacher Education Programs, Schools of Education